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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for May 29, 2014

The afternoon docket is busy today with two sentencings and two arraignments of note all at 1:30 this afternoon.

In Vista’s courthouse 19-year-old Judd Liulamaga pleaded guilty to being one of five men that robbed several people outside a San Marcos house party. Liulamaga is looking at up to 13-years in prison. Of the four men reported to be his accomplices two have been convicted. 20-year-old Mautofu Maiava got 75-years in prison … he got the extra time because of prior robbery conviction. 19-year-old Johnnie Edward got 32-years for robbery, assault, gang and gun charges. The two other alleged accomplices go to trial in August.

In Chula Vista’s courthouse Thomas Paciornik is being sentenced after pleading guilty to attempted kidnapping. He tried to abduct a 29-year-old woman from the 7-11 parking lot at Hilltop Drive and Orange Avenue back in mid-July. He grabbed her, punctured her car tire and tried to force her into his car. She fought him off and he drove away. Authorities arrested him the next day at the Viejas Casino on an unrelated charge and were able to link him to the assault because of surveillance video.

Also in Chula Vista’s courthouse Zachariah Joseph Dow is being arraigned on charges related to his 14-year-old son bringing a loaded hand gun to Hilltop High School. Dow turned himself in the same day his son brought the gun to school saying the gun is his. Dow is a felon and not allowed to own a gun. When detectives searched the Dow home they also found a 22-cliber pistol under a mattress.

In San Diego’s court Ryan Churchill and Duran Caldwell are being arraigned and accused of being the “Backdoor Bandits”. Authorities accuse the pair of over a dozen armed robberies in Claremont and La Jolla.

San Diego County Supervisors Dave Roberts and Bill Horn with District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis, Sheriff Bill Gore and Palomar Health officials are all talking to the press at 11:00 AM at the County Administration Center. They are announcing plans to fund a hospital unit that helps victims of sex crimes and child abuse. Escondido’s Palomar Health Forensic Health Center is in danger of closing. The hospital unit helps to collect evidence as well as caring for the victims of sex crime and child abuse. The Golden Door Foundation is announcing it’s giving $75,000 to help the center but more is needed.

Also this morning at 11:00 San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and Councilwoman Lorie Zapf are declaring today “Tony Hawk Day” at Robb Field Skate Park. The San Diego skater is being honored for his prowess on the half pipe as well as his charity work. Hawk’s foundation has raided over $5 million and helped to fund 5-hundred-44 skate parks across the country.

This afternoon at 2:00 on campus at Point Loma Nazarene University’s Golden Gym the 50th anniversary of a speech by Martin Luther King Jr will be commemorated. Dr. King gave the famous speech in 1964 inside the gym on the campus that eventually became Point Loma Nazarene University.

San Diego Unified School District is hosting its annual Salute to Excellence this afternoon at 3:30. The special ceremony recognizes students that are in the top 1% of their class.

And finally in Balboa Park’s San Diego History Center at 6:00 former San Diego City Council Tom Hom is having a book launch party for his new memoir. Hom was the first Asian member of the city council and in the book he talks about his fight for the American dream.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for April 30, 2014

It is hot and windy in San Diego County. The National Weather Service issued a high wind warning for most of San Diego County and hot temperatures along with low humidity are hitting us too. However there is no “Red Flag” … that’s a high fire danger warning… Yet.

Pertussis or whooping cough is sweeping through San Diego. San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency says that this year alone there have been 298 pertussis cases reported. That’s about six times as many cases when compared to the same time period for last year. Last week alone 18 people reported having the disease.

Dr. Wilma Wooten says “Pertussis has shown no signs of slowing down … The vaccine’s effectiveness lessens over time so it’s very important that adults get their booster shots and that they make sure their children have the necessary doses of the vaccine at the recommended ages.”

Veteran San Diego Police officer Gilbert Anthony Lorenzo is being arraigned this morning at 8:00 in Department 2 of El Cajon’s courthouse. 31-year-old Lorenzo is accused of domestic violence. After his arrest by La Mesa police he was placed on unpaid leave.

In San Diego’s courthouse at 1:30 Todd Francis is being sentenced. Francis is the owner of a gun his daughter and a neighbor boy were playing with when it fired killing the boy. Francis pleaded guilty to child endangerment.

San Diego City Council has a busy day today.

First at 9:00 AM the Economic Development and Intergovernmental Relations Committee is meeting about a ballot proposal to increase the minimum wage in San Diego. Then at 2:00 the council’s Smart Growth and Land Use Committee is talking about the community plan for Ocean Beach.

This morning at 9:00 the County Board of Supervisors is meeting and on the agenda is a multimillion-dollar water quality monitoring contract.

The 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech at San Diego State University is being honored with the unveiling of a plaque at SDSU’s Open Air Theater.

And finally tonight at 7:00 San Diego city councilman Ed Harris is hosting a town hall meeting at Bay Park Elementary School.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for January 20, 2014

A strong storm is sending high surf and dangerous rip currents to San Diego’s beaches today. The National Weather Service says a pair of storms in the North-Central part of the Pacific Ocean are sending a strong swell that are causing the treacherous conditions. Surf will be from 5 to 7 feet … that means that the face of the wave could be as high as 14 feet. Today is not a day to learn to surf. Today’s warning is in effect form 5:00 AM until noon and there could be other warnings later on this week.

San Diegans are celebrating Marten Luther King all over town today.

Kaiser Permanente employees honor Dr. King’s legacy with a day of community service. At 8:00 AM about 70 of them will be working at the San Diego food bank.

Then at 9:00 AM the First Untitled Methodist Church of San Diego is hosting the 6th interfaith service at Morley Field in Balboa Park.

The 26th annual All People Celebration kicks off at 10:00 AM with lots of music, poetry, and multi-media at the San Diego Public Market in Barrio Logan

Also at 10:00 the San Diego Blood Bank and KISS 95.7 honor Dr. King with a blood drive at the San Diego Hall of Champions in Balboa Park.

And finally late this afternoon at 4:00 the National Biodiesel Conference and Expo starts its 4-day run with a key note speech from the 1980 “Miracle on Ice” hockey team’s goalie Jim Craig.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for January 18, 2013

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This morning disgraced Customs and Border Protection Officer Thomas P Silva will be sentenced in federal court.

And the Y-M-C-A is hosting the first of many weekend events honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

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